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Music and the Performing Arts Program Director - Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Department

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 28, 2023

Position Title

Music and the Performing Arts Program Director - Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Department (Mines only)

The Opportunity

The Program Director will develop/refine curricula for both music performance and theory, as well as oversee and propose courses taught by adjuncts. The Director will develop and maintain the Program’s budget, interface with parents and alumni, identify and pursue funding, attend (observe) student concerts, and maintain a 3/3 teaching load. The Director is responsible for maintenance and repair of instruments and uniforms, as well as scheduling music/performing arts classes. This position serves as a conduit between the Program, HASS, and the broader Mines community.

  • Curriculum development
  • Program budget
  • Class/room scheduling
  • Foster and build alumni relations
  • Work with HASS department head on budgeting and adjunct hires
  • Student recruitment
  • Pursue funding opportunities
  • Maintenance and repair of instruments and uniforms
  • Supervision of Ford Building
  • Develop and pursue signature student experience opportunities (e.g., travel, competitions)
  • Solicit input from other music faculty/forge collegial and inclusive work environment
  • Develop and foster relationships with other programs on campus

Minimum Qualifications
  • Possess an advanced degree in music or music performance (MA, MFA, PhD)
  • Currently performing artist/clinician and Mines academic faculty

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in administration/management
About Mines & Golden, CO

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. A sunny, high-altitude climate with outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

Mines is offering administrative compensation of increment pay.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards
Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs. Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and leading edge technology. For more information, visit Mines benefits .
How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, veteran status, three references, etc.) and upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in and vision for the position (2 pages max)
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of contributions to Diversity, Inclusion and Access (DI&A) (2 pages max.): Mines is committed to access, inclusion, and diversity and is actively developing a strategic plan to advance Diversity, Inclusion and Access (for more information visit ). The DI&A statement should describe the applicant’s past experience and proposed activities to advance DI&A at Mines.

  • Background Investigation Required

    Advertised: Mar 28, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
    Applications close: Apr 7, 2023 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

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